Maintaining the Status Quo – NOT (usually) the Best Strategy.

As a strategist, I am continually evaluating the options and alternatives to plot the best course ahead. The “do nothing” alternative is always a possibility, but if you or a team realizes the....

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Multitasking – NOT the Best Strategy

Multitasking is often a skill identified with a highly productive person, yet today our use of technology has pushed multitasking to ridiculous levels.  As you know, it has gotten so bad that....

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Actively Promote New Strategic Thinking for it to Serve You

When developing and implementing strategy you are in the business of change, and you are fighting against the inertia of the status quo. Even the most brilliant plan won’t prevail against the....

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My 80/20 Rule for Strategy that Won’t Overflow

You are most likely familiar with a Pareto Principle which states that 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes; this is the traditional 80/20 rule so frequently referred.....

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Has Your Strategic Plan put the Big Rocks in First?

Last week I wrote a post on creating a strategic thinking discipline to accommodate the ever-changing environments we all live and work in today: Is Your Strategic Thinking Multifaceted or....

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Is Your Strategic Thinking Multifaceted or Unfocused?

Change is today’s normal. As individuals are daily routines are besieged by new tools and methods to purchase, communicate and coordinate. Although many of us choose to opt out of many of these....

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Is NOW the Right Time for Strategic Planning?

There is no specific hard and fast rule about exactly how often you should conduct strategic planning.  However, with ever-shortening life-cycles, and what feel like every changing assumptions,....

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One Concise Visual Can Capture Your Whole Strategy

This week we have a guest post from my long-time collaborator and master graphic recorder and illustrator, Emily Shepard.

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10 Signs Your Strategic Planning is Failing you

Like a great journey, charting a company’s new direction can be filled with risk. Adding to a management team’s challenging is that strategic planning efforts are often extremely visible and....

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Corporate strategy, business strategy and functional strategy; why so many?

Why are there so many types of strategy and how do you keep them all connected?

This a really important question as planning happens all the time and as this question suggests at different levels....

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CECILIA LYNCH, Author, Founder and Chief Strategist

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As the leading authority on strategic thinking, Cecilia Lynch is the founder and chief strategist at Focused Momentum® and creator of Strategy Class®. Her first book, “Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking” a groundbreaking work that demystifies the overwhelming task of beginning strategy development.  READ MORE...

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